Parking space ticketing roils Woodmere businesses

It’s no easy task to find daylong parking in the Five Towns. Municipal lots exist across the villages and hamlets, however, because of certain restrictions, a portion of people who park in lot W-3 in Woodmere believe they are being punished for working in the area.

Hewlett-Woodmere, Lawrence watch their cash reserves

The topic of money in relation to school districts is typically under the white-hot glare of attention between February and May, when districts are publicly formulating and unveiling budgets for the next school year, the state votes on its budget — with the proposed financial aid packages impacting schools — and then the school fiscal plans must be approved by taxpayers.

Hewlett Happenings

Students receive a spirited PAL-powered welcome

On Sept. 5, students were welcomed back to Hewlett High School by a new tradition: the Student Council greeted their peers by handing out pens and pencils, along with inspirational quotes and raffle tickets.

Lawrence edges Wantagh in opener

Lawrence struggled to find its offensive footing for much of last Saturday’s Nassau Conference III football finals rematch at Wantagh, but the end result was the same as the teams’ last meeting at Hofstra.

Carrié Solages pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages, a Democrat from Elmont, pleaded guilty to two disorderly conduct violations and was ordered to take part in a 26-week batterers’ intervention class and submit to drug testing in a Hempstead court on Sept. 12.

HAFTR cultivates a ‘professional learning community’

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway principals and teachers joined together for a professional development course at the Sephardic Temple on Aug. 29, in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year.

State Senator launches Long Island Rail Road survey

In an effort to measure customer satisfaction, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat from Long Beach, launched a survey asking commuters for their opinions on Long Island Rail Road service quality and dependability.

People hit in Inwood as Far Rockway man is caught driving drunk

A Far Rockaway resident allegedly stole a 1997 International truck parked with its engine running at a construction site on the Nassau Expressway north of Burnside Avenue in Inwood sometime after midnight on Sept. 8, and then proceeded to hit two people, a fence and a car, according to Nassau County police.

Touro College hires Lawrence resident for dual positions

Abraham Jeger, of Lawrence, is the new chief operating officer and associate dean for student affairs at Touro College of Pharmacy in Manhattan. Jeger was previously the dean for academic outreach and site development at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury for more than 40 years.

Celebrating Inwood with backpacks and barbecue at the Five Towns Community Center

The annual Inwood/Back to School Day event appeared to put smiles on the faces of children who received new backpacks filled with assorted goodies and a barbecue lunch.

Lawrence parents question pre-kindergarten registration

The first days of school typically have a helter-skelter feel and in the Lawrence School District a few parents took issue with pre-kindergarten registration and vented their concerns on the Inwood/Lawrence Facebook page.

Hannah Meyerson is named Atlantic Beach Rescue EMT of the Year

Hannah Grace Meyerson was the recipient of the Chief Robert Erdman EMT (emergency medical technician) of the Year Award for 2018. The award is named for the first chief and one of founders of Atlantic Beach Rescue.

Lawrence men’s tennis club team wins Senior League crown, again

For the second consecutive year, the Senior League (over 60) team representing men’s tennis at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club captured first place in the North Shore Senior League. The North Shore Senior League is made up of elite tennis clubs.

Israel advocate AMIT is No. 1 in education

AMIT, a New York-based nonprofit that advocates for education in Israel and has a strong Sephardic Temple chapter in Cedarhurst, was ranked Israel’s No. 1 educational network by the Jewish state’s Education Ministry.